Drug bust could lead to others in Henderson Co.

Authorities searched home in 500 block of J. Royster Road
Authorities searched home in 500 block of J. Royster Road

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - A four-year investigation has led to the seizure of what authorities are calling a large amount of illegal drugs in Henderson County.

Kentucky State Police were able to get a search warrant for the home  in the 5000 block of J. Royster Road in Corydon after someone delivered meth to undercover detectives.

They recovered six pounds of meth... worth almost $300,000... high grade marijuana, powder cocaine, and black tar and brown heroin.

Authorities also seized some equipment and $35,000.

41-year-old Steven Marruquin is under arrest and in the Daviess County, Kentucky jail.

Six agencies were involved in this bust including KSP, Owensboro Police, Henderson Police and several others.

"We see first-hand the effects of drugs and what it causes with not only the crime in our community, but also the families that are destroyed because of this.  It is a satisfaction to know that we're helping the community, and those that have been affected with the ill effects of all these illicit drugs that are being pushed in this community.  It's been really rewarding for us," said Trooper Corey King, Kentucky State Police.

We're told Marruquin is facing multiple federal charges and more arrests could be coming because the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities believe Marruquin is a main supplier in a long chain of drug trafficking.

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